MORNINGTIME 3786by Benjamin Munsell on July 2, 2021
And (the Jews) journeyed from mount Hor by the way of the Red sea, to (go around) the land of Edom: and the soul of the people was much discouraged because of the way. And the people spake against God, and against Moses, Wherefore have ye brought us up out of Egypt to die in the wilderness? for there is no bread, neither is there any water; and our soul (despises) this light bread (manna). And the Lord sent fiery serpents among the people, and they bit the people; and much people of Israel died. Therefore the people came to Moses, and said, We have sinned, for we have spoken against the Lord, and against thee; pray unto the Lord, that he take away the serpents from us. And Moses prayed for the people. And the Lord said unto Moses, Make thee a fiery serpent, and set it upon a pole: and it shall come to pass, that every one that is bitten, when he looketh upon it, shall live. And Moses made a serpent of brass, and put it upon a pole, and it came to pass, that if a serpent had bitten any man, when he beheld the serpent of brass, he lived. Numbers 21:4-9. Did you notice, the Lord did not get rid of the fiery serpents, He Provided a way of escape after the fiery serpents bit you? If you get bit by the fiery serpents, YOU MUST BELIEVE, BY FAITH, THAT YOUR OBEDIENCE OF LOOKING AT THE FIERY SERPENT ON THE POLE WILL SAVE YOU FROM SURE DEATH. If you study ALL available information about the fiery serpent on the pole, AND NEVER LOOK AT THE FIERY SERPENT ON THE POLE IN FAITH BELIEVING YOU WILL BE HEALED, all that knowledge is useless to you, AND YOU WILL DIE IN YOUR UNBELIEF. Today, you have been bitten by the venom of Sin, AND IT WILL KILL YOU, unless you look at Christ on the Cross, in Faith BELIEVING (and Following), the fact that He and He alone can Save you from sure Death. Only the Blood of Christ in you can "neutralize" the venom of Sin in YOUR blood. Without Active Faith then, AND today, people die. Only through Faith in Christ WITH OBEDIENCE can you, Be Blessed.